Latest F33 build (33.20200915.n.0) fails to boot

If you’re running the F33 prerelease, you should know that the build from Sept 15 (33.20200915.n.0 (2020-09-15T21:09:07Z), basecommit 32b2b7d9f0d681f4b973eca8e84778b2b0f6709fdf06180ad2614e9de2fdcadd) fails to boot.

Here’s my experience dealing with this (perhaps useful for others to see?):

My boot process hung at the splash screen, so I rebooted and hit escape (after decrypting the drives) to reveal the boot messages:

I rebooted and held down shift to get the menu and selected my previous (successful) deployment, 33.20200913.n.0 (2020-09-13T07:59:41Z), then did an rpm-ostree reset and rpm-ostree upgrade to get a “clean” version of 33.20200915.n.0 (2020-09-15T21:09:07Z) without overlays. The boot still failed, but with different failing processes.

At this point, I realize that there’s nothing I can do but wait for a fix… and, since I’m using Silverblue, I can at least roll back to an old version.

I rebooted my laptop and held shift again to boot 33.20200913.n.0 (base commit 7de80b1a27968e257a31180f4ae046f5e7acc3c6fd978b90122a5551320b5db9).

BTW: It seems this build has failed several tests, but still went out as an update for us anyway. :roll_eyes: I know this is a (pre)beta, but aren’t we still supposed to have test gating for things like this?

For reference, here’s a copy/paste from the failed tests on :

Failed tests:

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BTW: I don’t know what the bug is aside from “services fail and my computer doesn’t boot”. I’m guessing it’s a mishmash of system-level packages that don’t play well together, since so many services are failing.

Additionally, the broken build is the one offered @ on URL listed on “Try Fedora 33 composes”. So anyone wanting to test F33 using Silverblue at the moment is out of luck due to the lack of tests blocking bad builds.

I’ve downloaded and installed the last known good version — 20200914.n.0 (2020-09-14T08:05:11Z), commit a2ead73898ba4861d018599c001b141511c14c1efc4203b5433b754873171050 — of Silverblue in a VM in the background while doing other stuff.

I did an rpm-ostree upgrade --preview in an attempt to figure out what the problem might be, and there have been a lot of packages that were upgraded (and replaced with modules?) between the versions:

# rpm-ostree upgrade --preview
⠒ Writing objects: 1... 
Writing objects: 1... done
        Version: 33.20200915.n.0 (2020-09-15T21:09:07Z)
         Commit: 32b2b7d9f0d681f4b973eca8e84778b2b0f6709fdf06180ad2614e9de2fdcadd
   GPGSignature: 1 signature
                 Signature made Tue 15 Sep 2020 11:09:26 PM CEST using RSA key ID 6C13026D12C944D0
                 Good signature from "Fedora <>"
       Upgraded: adobe-mappings-cmap 20171205-9.fc33 -> 20171205-9.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 adobe-mappings-cmap-deprecated 20171205-9.fc33 -> 20171205-9.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 adobe-mappings-pdf 20180407-7.fc33 -> 20180407-7.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 atkmm 2.24.3-6.fc33 -> 2.24.3-6.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 boost-system 1.73.0-7.fc33 -> 1.73.0-7.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 boost-thread 1.73.0-7.fc33 -> 1.73.0-7.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 cairomm 1.12.0-13.fc33 -> 1.12.0-13.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 dbus-glib 0.110-7.fc32 -> 0.110-10.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 evolution-data-server 3.37.90-1.fc33 -> 3.38.0-1.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 evolution-data-server-langpacks 3.37.90-1.fc33 -> 3.38.0-1.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 exiv2 0.27.3-1.fc33 -> 0.27.3-4.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 exiv2-libs 0.27.3-1.fc33 -> 0.27.3-4.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 fedora-gpg-keys 33-0.11 -> 33-0.12
                 fedora-repos 33-0.11 -> 33-0.12
                 fedora-repos-modular 33-0.11 -> 33-0.12
                 fedora-repos-ostree 33-0.11 -> 33-0.12
                 fedora-repos-rawhide 33-0.11 -> 33-0.12
                 fedora-repos-rawhide-modular 33-0.11 -> 33-0.12
                 gd 2.3.0-3.fc33 -> 2.3.0-3.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 geocode-glib 3.26.2-2.fc33 -> 3.26.2-2.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 ghostscript 9.52-8.fc33 -> 9.52-8.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 glibmm24 2.64.2-4.fc33 -> 2.64.2-4.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 gnome-desktop3 -> 3.38.0-1.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 gnome-online-accounts 3.37.90-1.fc33 -> 3.37.90-1.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 google-droid-sans-fonts 20200215-5.fc33 -> 20200215-8.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 gspell 1.8.3-3.fc33 -> 1.8.4-1.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 gtkmm30 3.24.2-3.fc33 -> 3.24.2-3.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 jbig2dec-libs 0.18-4.fc33 -> 0.18-4.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libfontenc 1.1.3-13.fc33 -> 1.1.3-13.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libgdata 0.17.12-3.fc33 -> 0.17.13-1.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libgs 9.52-8.fc33 -> 9.52-8.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libgweather 3.36.1-3.fc33 -> 3.36.1-3.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libhandy1 0.90.0-1.fc33 -> 1.0.0-2.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libical 3.0.8-5.fc33 -> 3.0.8-5.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libical-glib 3.0.8-5.fc33 -> 3.0.8-5.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libijs 0.35-12.fc33 -> 0.35-12.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libimagequant 2.12.6-3.fc33 -> 2.12.6-3.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libmspack 0.10.1-0.4.alpha.fc33 -> 0.10.1-0.4.alpha.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libpaper 1.1.24-28.fc33 -> 1.1.24-28.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 libsigc++20 2.10.3-2.fc33 -> 2.10.3-2.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 openjpeg2 2.3.1-7.fc33 -> 2.3.1-7.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 pangomm 2.42.1-2.fc33 -> 2.42.1-2.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 polkit 0.117-2.fc33 -> 0.117-2.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 polkit-libs 0.117-2.fc33 -> 0.117-2.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 poppler 0.90.0-6.fc33 -> 0.90.0-6.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 poppler-cpp 0.90.0-6.fc33 -> 0.90.0-6.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 poppler-data 0.4.9-6.fc33 -> 0.4.9-6.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 poppler-glib 0.90.0-6.fc33 -> 0.90.0-6.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 poppler-utils 0.90.0-6.fc33 -> 0.90.0-6.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 python3-speechd 0.10.1-1.fc33 -> 0.10.1-2.fc33
                 selinux-policy 3.14.6-25.fc33 -> 3.14.6-26.fc33
                 selinux-policy-targeted 3.14.6-25.fc33 -> 3.14.6-26.fc33
                 speech-dispatcher 0.10.1-1.fc33 -> 0.10.1-2.fc33
                 speech-dispatcher-espeak-ng 0.10.1-1.fc33 -> 0.10.1-2.fc33
                 startup-notification 0.12-20.fc33 -> 0.12-20.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-bookman-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-c059-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-d050000l-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-fonts-common 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-gothic-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-nimbus-mono-ps-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-nimbus-roman-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-nimbus-sans-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-p052-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-standard-symbols-ps-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 urw-base35-z003-fonts 20170801-16.fc33 -> 20170801-16.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5
                 xorg-x11-font-utils 1:7.5-45.fc33 -> 1:7.5-45.module_f33+10160+805b0fb5

There’s a new release: 33.20200916.n.0 (2020-09-16T08:01:16Z)

Commit: c2d7a118bf25b32d4bc0b2d0b4c60e29cccca00d7d8f04e4369eb272e5296b38

But it still has the same (polkit? selinux?) problem. Don’t upgrade.

Same problem here. Journal shows a whole bunch of broken dependencies to libpolkit-gobject

/usr/sbin/pcscd: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

and so on.

Another day, another release, still broken 33.20200917.n.0 (2020-09-17T08:03:28Z)

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I wonder if this is affecting normal Fedora 33 beta… or if it’s a Silverblue only thing?

I’m surprised it’s been a few days already.

Opened an issue @ as this seems to be Silverblue specific, and I am not really sure which component applies on Bugzilla.

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Update: It looks like it’s due to modules from flatpak builds getting pulled into Silverblue due to a mistake.

It should (hopefully) be resolved by next compose.


Good to know they’re on it, not as good that it happened at all. Thank you for the updates!

Also: Robosignature Misconfiguration would be a great postpunk band name.


Version: 33.20200918.n.0 (2020-09-18T08:06:12Z) fixes this issue.